Arguably the year’s most glamorous ceremony, not to mention the biggest event in Hollywood, the Oscars is not only a stage for cinema’s best — but the red carpet also provides a showcase of spectacular pieces of high jewellery, by some of the world’s most prestigious luxury houses.

This year, as is almost always the case, there were plenty of diamonds, rubies, and emeralds adding pizzazz to the glittering occasion. Here is a look back in pictures at the most beautiful jewels from the red carpet.

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